Posts by Jessica Stewart

March 19, 2019

Scientists Show How They Were Able to Turn Back Time in New Study

Ever wish you could turn back the hands of time, even just for a few seconds? Time’s arrow moves in just one direction, as dictated by the second law of thermodynamics. This law states that an ordered system will slowly devolve into chaos, but now quantum physicists from the United States and Russia have teamed up to prove that it is possible to inch backward thanks to the results of a new time reversal experiment.

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March 18, 2019

Giant Honeycomb ‘Vessel’ Opens to the Public at NYC’s Hudson Yards

Less than three years after revealing plans for the showstopping centerpiece of New York City’s Hudson Yards, Thomas Heatherwick‘s Vessel is officially open to the public. Rising up like a giant honeycomb, this Escher-like structure is an eye-catching piece of architecture that is sure to become one of Manhattan’s iconic monuments. Composed of 154 intricately interwoven staircases, Vessel rises up 150 feet and when populated by pedestrians it really does appear like a hive of activity.

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March 14, 2019

This Rare Vintage Typewriter from the 1950s Lets You Type Sheet Music

While most composers like to handwrite their sheet music, over the years there have been all types of machines invented to help print music. Perhaps one of the coolest is the Keaton Music Typewriter. First patented in 1936, it definitely doesn’t look like an ordinary typewriter. Robert H. Keaton from San Francisco, California created the machine, which has now become something of a rare collector’s item.

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March 13, 2019

Architecture Firm Transforms Unused Space into Vibrant Children’s Library

Nestled in the Bronx, the new children’s library at Concourse House looks like a cool, modern hideaway that you’d never want to leave. Under the watchful eye of Michael K Chen Architecture (MKCA), a dark and underused mezzanine has become a colorful space for storytime. It’s an important growth in the Concourse House’s educational programming and its ability to help children transition into a bright future.

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